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 Castles of England - Portland Castle


Location
Fortuneswell, Dorset, England

Description
Portland Castle was built by Henry VIII in the 1540s as a coastal defence against the French and Spanish. It was used as a prison during the Civil War, a sea-plane station in World War I, and a command post during World War II. It is now owned by English Heritage and is open to the public daily.


Other Castles in the Area
  Corfe Castle, Dorset
  Lulworth Castle, Dorset
  Sandsfoot Castle, Dorset





Sandsfoot Castle
Portland Castle.

Photograph by Mike Smith. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Sandsfoot Castle
Portland Castle

Photograph by David Brock. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Portland Castle map